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Philosophy Now Festival 2013

In association with the Conway Hall Ethical Society

The Philosophy Now Festival 2013 took place on 8 September. This page will remain available for reference.

The second Philosophy Now Festival will take place in Conway Hall in Red Lion Square, London on 8 September 2013. The all-day festival will include talks, debates, workshops, and philosophical games for the whole family.

Philosophy Now Festival 2012 talk 37 philosophy events in one day including:

You can download the complete Festival Programme.

Philosophy Now Festival 2013 Programme


Raymond TallisWe are happy to announce that the winner of the 2013 Philosophy Now Award for Contributions in the Fight Against Stupidity is Professor Raymond Tallis.

After receiving the Award, Raymond Tallis will be giving a lecture called “Has Physics Killed Philosophy?”.

Previous winners of the Award were Dr Mary Midgley (2011) and Dr Ben Goldacre (2012).


The Philosophy Now Festival will be held at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL.

The nearest tube station is Holborn (Central and Piccadilly lines).

The doors will open at 10am.

Round tables, debates and panel discussions:

Zombies and Philosophy

Sam Coleman (University of Hertfordshire)
Jenny Bryan (University College London)
Mark Fielding (London School of Philosophy)
Chaired by Rick Lewis

Surveillance and Privacy

Shahrar Ali (University of London)
Katerina Hadjimatheou (Warwick University)
Paul Reynolds (Edge Hill University)
Chaired by Anja Steinbauer

London School of Philosophy Mini-Talks

Shahrar Ali
Keith Barrett
Mark Fielding
Sam Fremantle
Meade McCloughan
Jane O’Grady
Anja Steinbauer

Balloon Debate

Tom Rubens as Sartre
Richard Baron as Aristotle
John Holroyd as Charles Taylor
Anja Steinbauer as Nietzsche
Chaired by Filiz Peach

Participating organisations:

Conway Hall Ethical Society
Cardinal, Hayward, Jones
Design Museum London
French Institute Café Philo
Kingston Philosophy Café
London School of Philosophy
Mark Vernon
Mental Toughness Life Consultancy
New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (NSPC)
No Dogs or Philosophers Allowed
Philip Ball
Philosophical Society of England
Philosophy For All
The Philosophy Foundation
Philosophy Now
The Philosophy Takeaway
Royal Institute of Philosophy
Stephen Law
St Dunstan’s College
University of the 3rd Age (U3A)

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